Days of Palestine

Thursday, March 23

Six Palestinian Homeowners Facing Demolition of Their Buildings

Palestinians stand on the rubble of their house that were demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank city Bireh, on October 18, 2018. The owners of the house said they were informed by the Israeli army that the demolition was carried out because they did not have an Israeli-issued construction permit. Photo by Shadi Hatem
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The Israeli West Jerusalem municipality gave on Thursday six Palestinian homeowners in Isawiyya, a neighborhood located in East Jerusalem, notice of their plans to demolish their homes.

Mohammad Abu alHumus, an activist, reported that Israeli occupation forces intruded into the area and affixed notices of demolition to buildings, some of which had been constructed 25 years prior.

The new Israeli far-right government began a campaign against Palestinians in the annexed part of the city, which included the demolition of homes, seizure of funds intended for prisoners and their families, arrests, raids of their homes, and most recently a law to revoke their right to inhabit the city if they had any association with the Palestinian resistance effort.